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26th-Sep-2008 11:40 pm

Anyone? Anyone?
27th-Sep-2008 03:59 am (UTC)
What was up with comparing the heights of North and South Koreans? Is the McCain logic that because North Koreans are oppressed, that they are three inches shorter, and thus that all oppressive regimes lead to shorter people?
27th-Sep-2008 04:06 am (UTC)
I didn't watch, have been too worn out. Will catch up on it all with analysis on Sunday most likely.
27th-Sep-2008 04:16 am (UTC)
We watched it on PBS and it was nice change of pace from the typical CNN/MSNBC type of viewing, especially once the debates were over. It was a nice, calm, logical analysis, not what I feel like I typically see. I also enjoyed this format as it gave the candidates real time to answer instead of trying to fit everything into 30-second zingers.
28th-Sep-2008 04:23 am (UTC)
CBS has put the full video of the debates up on iTunes for free.
you can even "subscribe" and get the other debates, including VP, automagically downloaded as podcasts.
27th-Sep-2008 04:32 am (UTC)
I'm thinking his point was that the N Koreans are malnourished.

Didn't express it very well, though.
27th-Sep-2008 04:43 am (UTC)
If that was his point, then yes, he didn't express it very well and it seemed totally out of left field. There were a few other times this evening where I felt like he started off on a road to answer a question and then ended up taking a bizarre fork in the road that never answered the question. This seemed especially true when he was asked about more troops in Afghanistan and he started talking about his positions in previous situation with Somalia and Kosovo, then brought it back to talking about Iraq.
27th-Sep-2008 04:38 pm (UTC)
It's called a red herring fallacy. Distractors...he should be ashamed :(

His very first answer was total RH, he was like "get well kennedy" wtf does that have to do with the economy? While its sweet you care- just answer the damn question and stop trying to make yourself look like you have a soul.
27th-Sep-2008 04:12 am (UTC)
My favorite part was where McCain said that Iran had a bad gov't so they had a bad economy. I ran out of periods for my "..."
27th-Sep-2008 05:11 am (UTC)
I'm with you on this!
27th-Sep-2008 04:36 am (UTC)
Okay, it's late and I'm sick so pardon the question...

I don't get the pic. Is it the pin?
27th-Sep-2008 06:22 am (UTC)
I think it's the pin...I noticed it during the debate as well.
27th-Sep-2008 03:45 pm (UTC)
28th-Sep-2008 02:25 am (UTC)
Can't make it out at all - is the pin that infamous "flag pin"?
28th-Sep-2008 02:35 am (UTC)
27th-Sep-2008 03:45 pm (UTC)
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27th-Sep-2008 03:46 pm (UTC)
No - the lapel pin. Bet THAT little anecdote goes missing or is made irrelevant from the Malkinites.
27th-Sep-2008 11:15 am (UTC)
McCain needed to not flip out. He mostly did that, but his inability to look at Obama and the look on his face when Obama was responding rationally to misstatements didn't look good.

McCain's been speaking in public for eons. We hoped he'd freak but that was a weak hope. He's good at this kind of stuff.

Obama, though, people don't know and have all sorts of weird ideas based on how the republicans have tried to define him. What they saw was someone smart, calm, assertive, who would look at McCain when he spoke to him. They saw someone who could respond to McCain's untruths.

So while I think they both did well, I think that Obama absolutely gained the most from this by letting a large audience see him in action and feel comfortable with voting for him.
27th-Sep-2008 04:40 pm (UTC)
Obama is in the textbook I use for public speaking. He obvi impressed Dr. Stephen Lucas a long long time ago :)
28th-Sep-2008 04:27 am (UTC) - *IF*
IF he's ever going to flip out...
it'll be during the third debate. he'll be at his most tired/vulnerable and Obama will (imho) be more likely to really push him in the final debate.

plus, if he does poorly, or even if the common wisdom is that he has done poorly, the pressure will really be on to "drive home the message" in the last debate. more pressure = greater chance of cracking.

just my guess.
28th-Sep-2008 01:42 pm (UTC) - Re: *IF*
Hopefully the VP debates will be SO horrible that it will increase the pressure.
28th-Sep-2008 03:26 pm (UTC) - Re: *IF*
i'm trying not to get my hopes up too far about that...
but really, why else would you risk looking like you are running scared from debating Obama, unless you are trying to get the VP debate postponed or just plain canceled!!
1st-Oct-2008 07:22 am (UTC)
I like Obama's tie better.

And McCain looks like he took a couple Levitra before going on stage. In this shot, at least. *icky*

*he he he*
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